Recently, Mister Global, a male beauty pageant took place in Thailand. The event was founded in 2014 and since its first edition over 60 countries have sent their representatives to compete for the Mister Global Title. This year, 38 beautiful men decided to test their strengths in the pageant. The final was held in Bangkok on September 26 with the “Inspiring Gentleman” theme. However, this event is not merely a beauty contest, even though one of the main requirements of contestants is to be 'good looking' as the spokesperson of the pageant, Kitti Kamjunsa, told Bored Panda. "The aim of Mister Global is to promote environmental awareness, and we have been promoting this cause ever since we started in 2014. This year, we added a new motto "Inspiring Gentleman" because we believe that the contestants and titleholders should motivate others and be inspirational people. During this year's pageant, we did a fundraising event to support an organization that takes care of elephants in Thailand and it was successful, " Kamjunsa said. When asked what makes Mister Global different from other pageants the spokesperson explained: "Basically every pageant system is identical but what makes Mister Global different from the others is that we are part of the Top 5 Grand Slam Male Pageants. We have good quality contestants with inspiring stories to tell and great support from our national directors from around the world. We have also garnered much support from our many fans that follow us on our website and the official page. Most importantly, we are true on our advocacy of Environmental Awareness and charity cause."

The pageant was won by Korea‘s Jong Woo Kim, who is a 23-year-old police administration student and model. Jong Woo Kim is set to become an inspirational role model for young men all around the world. He will also become a Global Goodwill Ambassador and participate in environmental and charitable projects.

Same as every year, the most attention goes to pageant's national outfits showcase. After all, the representatives get the chance to demonstrate their countries heritage. "For us, we are really surprised that it went viral around the world and we welcome many positive comments. However, the creative costumes segment is nothing new in any pageant system as it has always been a part of it. The winning costume is not about the size or design but the story and culture behind it," Kamjunsa said. The national costume contest was won by Myanmar, it's safe to say that most of the contestants made their homelands' proud by rocking well crafted and intricate costumes. So why not feast your eyes on them? Scroll below to see the cool costumes and don't forget to upvote your favorites!

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mummy pig
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12 months ago

Just WOW

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Slinkman
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12 months ago (edited)

Could've come right out of Breath of the Wild.

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mummy pig
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12 months ago

I love the fact that he is actually smiling😊

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Zelda Blue
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12 months ago

I wonder how much all that weighs?

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TrashPandaru
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12 months ago

That blue looks so good on his skintone

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Shart
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12 months ago

Wow thats bad ass

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Tilly Jean
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12 months ago

Those thigh muscles though.....

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Anton Swanepoel
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12 months ago

Right - for those have who their knickers in a twist saying that it's wrong to have a Boer dressed as a Zulu... he's not. I can see at least seven different cultures represented by what that guy is wearing. It's actually a pretty smart way to incorporate just about everyone who lives in South Africa in one image.

LG
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12 months ago

Yes it's the national costume of course he should wear it!

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Luna Guesthouse
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12 months ago

Ok firstly all you people. The pageants theme was "national ostume of your country" so it doesn't matter what colour your skin or your ethnicity, this is our NATIONAL costume!!!!!!! He is south African wearing our national costume. He may not be of Zulu but he is representing South Africa. We have 11 official languages and we are called the rainbow nation. WHY because we are so diverse in colours. Black, white, Asian, Indian, coloured. God, I cant believe some of the idiotic comments. 2nd we have Many ethnic groups that have different traditional outfits. There will not be a single south African who will judge a south African on wearing our national costume, in a theme representing OUR country. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Brittany Megan Taylor
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12 months ago

thank you!!!

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Kristal Fye
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12 months ago

He’s representing his country not his 5000 year old DNA migration patterns. Everyone needs to relax.

Lana Jig-maker
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11 months ago

Yes.

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Kevin Donegan
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12 months ago

Was anyone else shocked when they looked to see where this model was from? South Africa? I'm guessing his Ancestry DNA report would show a significant lineage from Scandinavian/European countries. But, I guess when you think about it, what's the difference with this and with an Asian or African American person representing the United States. I've talked myself out of my concern for this photo.

Jeandre Van Rooijen
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12 months ago

Dude...notto be weird here...I am from South Africa too....I am neon white

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Miza Bailey
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12 months ago

Im proud of this guy representing my country. He is as South African as can be. We are a diverse nation. So any South African can represent SA.

Miza Bailey
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12 months ago

By the way im not white.

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Miza Bailey
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12 months ago

Can't you give this a rest now? I AM A KHOISAN DECENDANT but it seems the world is more racist then they deem South Africa to be. What will you say if i wear my khoisan attire? That i am not Khoisan enough? Oh come on people! This is ludicrous.

Lana Jig-maker
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11 months ago

Who said that to you? It's all gravy, sis. Keep doing you.

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Kristal Fye
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12 months ago

He is representing his country, this isn’t about representing DNA migration patterns.

Lana Jig-maker
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11 months ago

Or take over patterns.

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René van der Westhuizen
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12 months ago

Isn't it ironic. If he was wearing some French or German or Portuguese or Dutch or British traditional wear (wherever he decents from way way waaaaay back), everyone would be pointing out how it doesn’t represent South Africa. So the conclusion is: somewhere, someone will be upset. No matter what. Hashtag: the country with 11 official languages and a million different opinions. At least we tend to unite when it comes to soccer and rugby.

Suluhu
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12 months ago

This guy was doomed from the start. Wear this and people get mad. Wear Boer clothes and people would get mad, because that is not traditional wear.

Eva Cooper
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11 months ago

Probably why Mr USA wore the superman costume

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Rebecca Anderson
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12 months ago

Wow guys look at the history of South Africa. He most definitely is South African. https://www.sahistory.org.za/article/race-and-ethnicity-south-africa

Daniel Ferguson
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11 months ago

He is an invader. IF you KNOW the history of south Africa, then you will know that. White people try to justify that shit every way they could.

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Kevin Roth
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12 months ago

Is no one else concerned that this guy seems to be a centaur?

CodePlay
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12 months ago

Hey Piet... piet-5d910...100255.jpg piet-5d910a2100255.jpg

Christine Mpande
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11 months ago

Okay this is coming from a black South African. I have absolutely no idea which culture he’s representing with that outfit. Looks like some freestyle beadwork... his fluffy shorts look feather like, never seen that in any of our cultures unless it was on a headdress. Still looks cool though, I hope he won.

Bonita
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11 months ago

Me too. It's just clothes man.

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Luckyboy Mkhondwane Dube
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12 months ago

I see our diverse cultures here. I like this.

Deepak Subramony
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11 months ago

This feels wrong on so many levels.

Lauren Regnart Griffiths
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11 months ago

As wrong as the guy representing the Czech Republic? Shame on you.

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Anna Salord
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12 months ago

The neck-chest piece is to die for. So colourful and festive compared to the black leather elements

Kara Falconberg
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12 months ago

Common misconception, but while caucasians are by no means the majority, a large percentage of the South African population are descendants of colonisers from way back in the 1600’s. I’m from South Africa, and though obviously we have a lot of POC, it actually not shocking to have a caucasian represent SA. Pretty much just as likely as having a POC representative.

Q T
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11 months ago

“The 2011 census found that 63,479 white people living in South Africa were born in Europe; of these, 28,653 had moved to South Africa since 2001.”

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Shaneka Kelly
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12 months ago

Objectively speaking user both side. White people have colonized South Africa from way back so the people born there are technically South African now for the other side prior too the colonization there were of course different tribes and that is what the “negative” comments are stating they’d like the original culture to be represented preferably by a person of color because as you can see even the Dominican Republic and Cuba had a lighter toned representation of the culture when CLEARLY there are millions of dark skinned people who could have represented them as well. Nobody is saying he’s not South African just that the original people where much darker.

Bonita
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11 months ago

So fucking what? Are you saying this white bloke should not partake in this contest because he is white. You are fetching the baboon from behind the mountain! Trek die hoender hit die holl. shame. His life now should not be limited because he is white. Notice how all the South Africans white and black alike are defending this guy and his wardrobe choice. As far as I'm concerned, if you have some sort of negative opinion about my country and my people and you are not even a South African, you can fuck off. Stop throwing uninformed opinions around.

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空の夢
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12 months ago

looks like winter soldier xD

Okuhle Ndlela
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11 months ago (edited)

Okay but why is he dressed like a rooster?

Bonita
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11 months ago

Hahaha.

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GiGi Hoffman
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11 months ago

Oh hell no.

Denise Howard
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11 months ago

No...just no

Tanzeem Shaneela
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12 months ago

The South African should have been black. South Africa is a Black Country that whites stole.

Tacitus86
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11 months ago (edited)

Other way around. There is such systematic anti-white racism in SA, no reason there is hatred.

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Jules Marten-Feldmann
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11 months ago (edited)

Alright, everyone from south Africa, you need to read the comments here so all the people who are not from south Africa can tell you how things are and should be in your country. 🙄

Rose Taah
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11 months ago

The comments here in comparison to the Czech Republic ones are... telling.

Amanda Bazan
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11 months ago (edited)

Are people really arguing about who represents a country in a beauty pageant? Ffs, beauty pageants are ridiculous, vapid money contests. It shouldn't matter who represents which country because we shouldn't be so focused on something this superficial, but here we are.

Frey Watson
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11 months ago

no this does not represent south africa

Raven Pàssionatta
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12 months ago

That beadweaving is amazing

Adi Kahn
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12 months ago

This is all kinds of wrong

Lola
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12 months ago

Oh my! The costume is nice, too 😊

Mely Velasco
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4 months ago

Simple but nice!

luis villasenor
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11 months ago

Damm! Sexy!

Barbara Schaecher
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11 months ago

south Africans look like that?

Shelby Morrison
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11 months ago

My favorite

Kimberly Bogovich-Noble
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11 months ago

Absolutely Stunning!

Brenda Owens
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11 months ago

Oh what I could do with your feathers. Talk about chicken-plucking.yeah!!!

Ana M
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11 months ago

He is very good-looking, but no, he is not South African.

Miza Bailey
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1 month ago

What must one have to be South Afrrican? So l am also not south african?

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Ojberretta Berretta
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11 months ago

cool next a black man representing iceland...

Missy Antoi
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11 months ago

Oh oh oh my Gosh.......I'm feeling like a international road trip to see his outfit on him.

Sassy Angel
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11 months ago

love his tattoo

Lana1985
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11 months ago

Wow. This is amazing...

Cerelia Larrinaga
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11 months ago

Too white

Cheynee Johnson
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11 months ago

#imstaying

Gwen Plato
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11 months ago

Why is he wearing African attire like his people didn’t enslave people, enforce apartheid, steal and commit murder of Africans. You don’t get to ruin a country and then be it’s face.

Bonita
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11 months ago

Shut up. Read some history books.

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Ama Gloria Anim
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11 months ago

Boers are Dutch and they have done horrific things. Apartheid was abolished in 1990, only 29 years ago. Why is he wearing African attire, the audacity!

Elizabeth
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11 months ago

Does his costume have a tail?

Odair Augustus Caesar
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12 months ago

Of course a white person would represent South Africa.

Sandra West
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12 months ago

Not what I was expecting, but very nice.

Lyop
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12 months ago

Yes, there are white Africans people!!!!

Michelle Klein-Hass
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12 months ago

I'm guessing of Dutch extraction.

Friedlander Rosenzweig
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12 months ago

He is Marcus Karsten. His Facebook page reports he did not make the top 16.

Rebekah Green
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12 months ago

Theres a contest? Lol

RyCar Duro
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11 months ago

How did he NOT place?

Donna Blake
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11 months ago

Really

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12 months ago

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Damian Dark
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11 months ago

I thnk ppl are upset because they chose to use a white South AFrican instead of a black South AFrican. WHite supremacy knows no bounds!! ANd only white ppl will see this as being okay. BUt go off...

Jon S.
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11 months ago

What's with the DOuble caps? Is that a thing or just your flare?

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Branden Hart
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12 months ago

So much for the rainbow nation

Nelius Du Preez
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12 months ago

I think this has been one of the best national outfits from South Africa for men in a long time. Peter Bondesio the designer did an amazing job. Remember Marcus did not represent his German background or French or anything of that. He represented a Diverse multi nation: South Africa. JOB well Done to the designer Peter Bondesio who did this outfit putting together different cultures and including the Blue Crane Bird as the National Bird of South Africa. Clearly much thought and time went into this outfit.

Mario Meyer
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12 months ago

I'm a white South African!

Catherine Campbell
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12 months ago

He’s a Boer.

Bonita
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11 months ago

Look I really find it annoying that any white person from SA is a boer to you guys. A boer is a farmer. Is he a fucking farmer? Google it. Also the word boer is Afrikaans. We have 11 official languages and plenty more if you count the unofficial languages. Some whites are English speaking and some are Afrikaans. An English speaking Afrikaner is not a boer. You have no depth in your knowledge so shut up instead.

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Rebecca Lee
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12 months ago

Ouch! There is much contention over the white SA. You cannot compare immigration into Europe or the transportation of slaves to America. The costume is simply offensive. If a white American was wearing a mixture of Native American dress this thread would be on fire with condemnation.

LG
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12 months ago

Rebecca how is it offensive? He is representing South Africa, wearing the national costume? Which SA people choose best to represent OUR country. So he happens to be a white south African. You clearly don't know anything about SA, we are a rainbow nation

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Michelle Alisca
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11 months ago

He still should of found the colonialist clothes beacuse he is not a black african

Donna Blake
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11 months ago

Make me fucking sick to my stomach, you bunch of funking oppressors. Your forced your way in and took over!!! took land!!!! We know the history...

Bonita
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11 months ago

I really don't think you do. You are full of hate. Not helpful.

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Desarae Stillman
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12 months ago

Sexy is all I see

Zoe's Mom
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12 months ago

Side note: He looks a bit like Chris Pine..in saying so, he's a very nice looking man.

Pamella Dust
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I'm disappointed.

Raymond Schavemaker
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12 months ago

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Karsten, his Surname, is a Dutch Surname

Poppy-Alice Sylvian
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So, africans can be white as I see... Therefore, sometimes word "afro" can mean not exactly what you'd like it to mean... Whooh. (Revelation for me, as a person from other part of the world). But it’s impossible to say more specifically - it’s already racism (and what’s racistic about being the one who cannot be described - I don’t understand this, but the Western world, all that, you have your own quirks). But white Africans, in such case, can claim quotas or other positive discrimination, which are sometimes offered to those Africans who cannot be described that/because they are not white, otherwise it’s racism (describe that a person is not white and point out some of its appearance characteristics)? But the Western world, all that...

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This is a disgrace✊🏽

Csilla Lakatos
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South Africa is a country of their own, mostly white people live there. They have their own culture. Get over it!

cc
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12 months ago

Mostly black people live there actually

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YOUR AN IDIOT AND REALLY SHOULD NOT SPREAD FALSE INFO. THERE ARE NO RACES THAT HAVE BEEN DISPLACED IN SA. There was Aprtheid which wasn't displacing people. Idiot!! Go research and educate yourself. The traditional costume he is wearing is a traditional Zulu garb. Which makes up our Largest ethnic group is South Africa. Terrible terrible terrible that you can say such ignorant rubbish.

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This is a disgrace.

Sonny Russell
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wtf..

Derrick Williams
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He should be dressed as the McDonald's Hamburgler.

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The model is good looking but the costume is just lacking creativity.

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Costume is lowkey cultural appropriation tho, which is just awful. They could’ve gone with something more tasteful.

LG
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12 months ago

THIS IS OUR NATIONAL COSTUME. YOU ARE OFFENDING OUR WHOLE COUNTRY BY SAYING THAT.

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Luxury Luxury
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12 months ago (edited)

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Would have been nice seeing an actual BLACK African tribesman representing indigenous South African Zulu costume, and not a colonizer.

Misir Ali
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this dude doesn't look South African lol. European invaders.

Lorraine R
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I expect he selected this outfit to show off his muscles, not to appropriate Zulu culture.

panda_legerdemain
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He definitely does not belong to any South African tribe.

Silvaqua
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I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. He could have tribal heritage.

Monika Soffronow
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12 months ago

He is representing his country.

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Vilkas
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12 months ago

Will people ever give this a rest? What about black Africans that live in Europe? Are they appropriating culture by wearing trousers? Are you a black African? Probably not, huh? Just like to complain about stuff that doesn't concern you whatsoever.

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It's like we're playing a game called one of these things doesn't fit. Lol. What's this guy doing in that outfit?

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Carolinapearl
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12 months ago

He's a nice looking man.

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MagicalUnicorn
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12 months ago

that's Victoria's angel in all his glory

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NanZ
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12 months ago

Simple but stunning

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NanZ
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12 months ago

So intricate

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Ozacoter
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12 months ago

Weird, somebody knows where is this dress from? I never saw ome like this in Spain. But I am from Valencia, so I might be wrong.

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Anna Salord
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12 months ago

Apparently, I'm now obsessed with headpieces. Damn, there are all delight to look at!

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Dilly Millandry
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12 months ago

I really like this costume.

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Shari Pierre
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12 months ago

His costume looks very functional. It's not as extravagant as the others, but looks like something he'll get a lot of use from. It's like I'm looking in a book about his country and see this pic.

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Zelda Blue
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12 months ago

I would like to see the rest of the weapon, it looks very substantial and impressive,

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Carolinapearl
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12 months ago

Headdress looks VERY heavy

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Susan Westmoreland
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12 months ago

He looks stoned

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Shari Pierre
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12 months ago

What does he back look like? His dress looks very functional. Has a farmer ring to it.

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D. Pitbull
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12 months ago

Nice Lion costume. I like that they kept the Lion Head simple-ish and not overly flashy/inlaid with decorative horns/jewels/eyelashes so as not to overshadow the human.

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